OECD Forum 2018: Partners and Friends


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© AARP logo AARP is the US’ largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. Follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates
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Founded in August, 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether a spare bedroom, an apartment, a villa or a private island, Airbnb connects travellers to a more diverse and authentic range of experiences in over 65,000 cities and over 191 countries. 

© Johnson and Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace innovation—bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. We believe in collaboration, and that has led to breakthrough after breakthrough, from medical miracles that have changed lives, to the simple consumer products that make every day a little better. Our over 125,000 employees in 60 countries are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.
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© McKinsey

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 110 locations in over 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We invest more than $500 million of our firm’s resources annually in capability building and knowledge development which allows us to bring the best thinking to our clients. We established our in-house think tank, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), in 1990, to develop research on major challenges and trends changing the world; and the McKinsey Center for Government (MCG), a research center on government productivity and performance, to provide government leaders with insights, new approaches, and connections to help them improve the lives of the citizens they serve, within the fiscal constraints they face.


The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). By combining our human touch with technology-driven solutions and tools, we aim to offer both clients and candidates the best tools and solutions for increased efficiency and engagement, connecting more people to more jobs. Randstad has top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, and major positions in Australia and Japan. At year-end 2017, Randstad had 37,930 corporate employees and 4,858 branches and inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. In 2017, Randstad generated revenue of € 23.3 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.

© Sodexo

Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 425,000 employees throughout the world. Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices.


Aegon’s roots go back more than 170 years – to the first half of the nineteenth century when two civil servants helped provide funds for people to bury their loved ones with dignity. Today, Aegon is one of the world’s leading financial services organizations, providing life insurance, pensions and asset management. Headquartered in The Hague, Aegon has businesses in more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Aegon’s purpose is to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security.

© Google

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

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Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 200 million unique visitors per month. Indeed is available in more than 60 countries and 28 languages, covering 94% of global GDP. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. As the leading pay-for-performance recruitment advertising network, Indeed drives millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field and is the most cost-effective source of candidates for thousands of companies. At Indeed, we have one single mission: we help people get jobs.


MSD (known in the US and Canada as Merck & Co., Inc.) is working to help the world be well. Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer and animal products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. MSD. Be Well.

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Telefónica is one of the greatest telecommunication companies in the World by market capitalization and number of clients. Leveraging best in class fixed and mobile, and broadband networks, and through an innovative digital services and data economy offering, Telefónica is best position to fulfil our customers’ needs and to capture new businesses growth. Telefonica’s headquarter is in Madrid. Nowadays, Telefonica has operations in 17 countries, and a client base of 347.5 million accesses in Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and Latin America, where the Company’s growth strategy is mostly focused. Telefónica stands out for having one of the greatest diversified international profiles in the industry, with close to 74% of revenues generated in operations outside Telefonica’s domestic market. Movistar, in the Spanish and Latin America market but Brazil, Vivo in Brazil, and O2 in Germany and United Kingdom, are most relevant Telefonica’s brands though which the Company develops its commercial offering. Telefonica shares, with a 100% free float, are publicly listed in the four Spanish stock markets, as well as in London, New York, Lima and Buenos Aires. Telefonica counts with a total of 1.328.308 shareholders. 

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Uber's mission is to bring transportation — for everyone, everywhere. We were founded in 2009 to solve an important problem: how do you get a ride at the push of a button? More than 5 billion trips later, we've started tackling even greater challenges: making transportation safer with self-driving cars, delivering food quickly and affordably with Uber Eats, and reducing congestion in cities by getting more people into fewer cars. Today Uber is active in 65 countries and more than600 cities worldwide.


Founded in 1962, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) is the officially recognised representative of the OECD business community. BIACs members are the major business organisations in the 34 OECD member countries. Via its 32 standing committees and task forces, ‌BIAC mirrors all economic policy issues the OECD covers, and their impacts on both member and an increasing number of non-member countries like Brazil, China, India and Russia.

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The Bertelsmann Stiftung was founded in 1977 by Reinhard Mohn, predicated on the belief that financial wealth entails social responsibility. “Inspiring people. Shaping the future. Participating in a globalized world” – this is our mission and we believe that if everyone is to participate then everyone must have the ability to get involved and society must offer all of its citizens the chance to succeed. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs are therefore designed to strengthen society and help individuals reach their full potential by developing the resources needed to achieve those goals. Our work focuses on people, since individuals must be in a position to participate – politically, economically and culturally – as the world grows more complex. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs provide access to the necessary knowledge and expertise while developing solutions that can help ensure this is the case. We concentrate our efforts on areas in which we have expertise: improving education, creating an economic system that is fair and efficient, promoting people-centred healthcare, empowering civil society, ensuring a viable cultural future and anchoring international understanding around the globe. Both independent and politically nonpartisan, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is a private operating foundation and therefore initiates and executes its own projects.

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Copenhagen Business School is a distinctive business university with world-leading ambitions. Established in 1917, CBS has a strong ‘business in society’ profile which covers classical management disciplines (including finance and economics, accounting and operations management, marketing, strategic management and organisation), but also disciplines that place business in a wider social, political and cultural context. For us, ‘internationalisation’ means benchmarking against the highest standards of excellence, working across intellectual and geographical borders, and attracting the most talented staff. CBS is committed to excellence in research and scholarship, but also to the notion that research and education must make a positive difference. We aim to offer both academic leadership and research-based education at the highest level. We are committed to developing open, two-way and beneficial relations with our students, stakeholders and partners. We specifically aim to play a significant role in the development of innovative business models, sustainable organisational forms and economic practices within the perspective of responsible management and leadership. With some 22,000 full and part-time students, 640 full-time faculty members, 190 PhD students and 680 administrative staff, CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of undergraduate, graduate, MBA/EMBA, PhD and executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.


With over 30 years of experience FGV Projetos provides technical advisory services to public, private and third-sector institutions in Brazil and abroad, developing projects in different areas such as economics and finance, management and administration, and public policy. It brings together expertise, state-of-the-art methodologies and a staff of well-prepared professionals with a proven track record in promoting efficient management practices. FGV Projetos’ applied research and projects are carried out based on the experience of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)’s experts and academic faculty. FGV, founded in 1944, is a world renowned center for quality education dedicated to promoting Brazil's economic and social development. It is ranked one the world’s top 10 think tanks by Pennsylvania University. On the basis of its extensive knowledge in the areas of public policy, law, administration, finance and economics, FGV Projetos devises solutions for the implementation of best practices in the following key sectors of activity: Economics, Agribusiness, Infrastructure, Communications, Culture, Education, Energy, Law and Government, Industry, Justice, Health, Public Safety, Services, Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Sports, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Tourism.

© Utrecht University logo

Institutions for Open Societies @ Utrecht University: Within Institutions for Open Societies, research is conducted on the formal and informal rules of human action. These institutions such as laws, customs, and the associated organizations and networks, enable or constrain the realization of an open, democratic and equitable society. They also determine a society’s ability to absorb shocks and generate sustainable prosperity. By obtaining a deeper understanding of their institutional underpinnings, through a combination of expertise from several disciplines, Utrecht University is contributing to the development of open and resilient societies around the globe.

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The Korea Development Institute (KDI) is a publicly funded and fully autonomous policy-oriented research organization. Established in 1971, the institute has been committed to producing independent, innovative, and impactful policy research and recommendations to help the government and policymakers advance economic policies. For the past four decades, KDI has conducted rigorous research on a broad range of economic and social issues, from macroeconomics policy, fiscal policy, finance, welfare, labor, trade, land and infrastructure, competition policy, to the North Korean economy. To cope with the new challenges of the rapidly changing economy, the institute’s responsibilities have expanded over the years, with the addition of the Economic Information and Education Center, Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center, Center for International Development and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Building on its long tradition, KDI will continue its role as the core intellectual foundation for rigorous policy research.


LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford.  A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,600 full time students from 140 countries. It has a staff of just over 3,300, with about 44% drawn from countries outside the UK. Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus and its influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups. A total of 16 Nobel Prize winners in economics, peace and literature have been either LSE staff or alumni. In all, 37 past or present world leaders have studied or taught at LSE. LSE confirmed its position as a world-leading research university, with an outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). It is ranked the top university in the UK in its social science disciplines. LSE has one of the most prestigious public events programmes in the world. Nelson Mandela, Dmitry Medvedev, Bill Clinton, Angela Merkel, Aung San Suu Kyi, David Cameron and the Dalai Lama have all spoken at LSE.  LSE is committed to integrating its world-renowned research with high quality and innovative teaching and an outstanding student experience. LSE is dedicated to discovering the ‘causes of things’ and is a global thought leader committed to tackling domestic and global issues in order to better our society and the world around us.

© Sciences PO

Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France’s leading university in the social sciences. Sciences Po offers degrees at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D and Executive Education levels. The institution’s mission is to educate open-minded individuals who can understand and have an impact on the world. In France, life at Sciences Po takes place on seven multicultural campuses. They host 13.000 students, 46%  of which have a nationality other than French, bringing together 150 nationalities.Education at Sciences Po is interdisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual. Sciences Po places great importance on academic coursework, practical application of knowledge and interaction with professionals. Sciences Po also developed double degrees and exchange programmes with prestigious partner universities including Columbia University, Freie Universität Berlin, Fudan University, Harvard University, Keio University, LSE, Princeton University, etc. The research projects bring together over 220 faculty members who are involved in international projects and committed to producing cutting-edge knowledge. As a result of this complete education, Sciences Po graduates are highly sought after by top recruiters: 87% of Sciences Po graduates are hired within six months of obtaining their degree.

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The Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD is an interface for trade unions with the OECD. It is an international trade union organisation which has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees. Its affiliates consist of some 60 national trade union centres in the 34 OECD countries, representing over 66 million workers in addition to associate members in Brazil, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa. TUAC focusses on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth and development while protecting and creating quality jobs, strengthening collective bargaining and labour rights, reducing income inequality, enhancing skills and spreading the benefits of innovation, ensuring financial sector reforms, fair tax systems and responsible business conduct. 

© Universite de Geneve

Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16,000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university. It offers more than 280 degrees and more than 250 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine and humanities. Composed of nine faculties – Science, Medicine, Humanities, Economics and Management, Social Sciences, Law, Theology, Psychology and Educational Scienc­es, and Translation and Interpreting –, UNIGE also boasts several interfaculty centres, and offers multidisciplinary programmes.

© University of Sydney logo

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities, reflected in our ranking in the world’s top 50 universities. Our diverse community of more than 67,000 students and 6,400 academic staff come from more than 130 countries. We offer Australia’s broadest range of disciplines so our students can shape their education to their interests and society’s newest challenges. That’s why you’ll find our 300,000 alumni sharing our style of thinking in more than 170 countries around the world.  Our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences brings a broad perspective to a range contemporary issues such as automation, digital rights, diversity and inclusion, education, growth, migration, poverty, and security.

 © Women's Forum Forum 2018 The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society has been the world's leading platform featuring women's voices on major social and economic issues. Deploying the experience of leaders - both men and women - across generations, geographies and industries, our Meetings feature diverse and daring debates that act as a sounding board for today’s important ideas and a springboard for tomorrow’s solutions. With a powerful network, our ambition is to promote our values through concrete solutions as we transition from a convening focus to engaging for impact.


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